21 Beautiful Faux & DIY Christmas Trees to Brighten the Season

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HOW TO: Make Thanksgiving Candles From Leftover Halloween Pumpkins And Gourds

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The Beautiful, Airy Butterfly Dollhouse is Packed with Possibilities

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From 3 Star Studio, makers of the stylish ARC Dollhouse, comes a beautiful, airy dollhouse packed with custom design possibilities. Named after its iconic wing-like roof, the Butterfly Dollhouse is based on architecture first appearing in 1933 stylish mid-century building. This lovely and unique dollhouse is designed for play or display and can be customized in countless ways. The USA made Butterfly Dollhouse is laser cut from sustainable Baltic birch plywood and arrives to you flat packed and ready for assembly. All you’ll need is a little wood glue — and simple notches allow for easy assembly and long-lasting strength. There are also two wonderful sets of furniture available for this dollhouse in either birch plywood or solid walnut.

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+ Butterfly Dollhouse $85.00

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HOW TO: Bake Organic Miniature Apple Pies for Thanksgiving

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Personalize Your Christmas Tree with Custom Ornaments from Paper Culture

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Why decorate your tree with generic decorations when you can create your own personalized ornaments that truly express your family’s style? Paper Culture makes it easy to adorn your tree with family cheer this holiday season via their new line of  personalized holiday ornaments. You select the photos and text of your choosing to fashion a set of 12 ornaments featuring your kids, pets, or friends. All ornaments are printed on triple thick, 100% recycled paper and arrive in a nice recycled paper keepsake box tied with Baker’s twine that can be used to string up your new ornaments. Bonus, every time you purchase from Paper Culture, the company will plant a tree.

+ 12 Custom ECO Ornaments from Paper Culture $24.99

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Limited Edition Festive gPants Get Your Baby Into the Holiday Spirit

by 11/22/14   filed under: green baby, green diapers

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Get your baby (and yourself) into the holiday spirit with limited edition seasonal gPants from gDiaper! gDiaper has introduced two new festive gPants for the holiday season. The Nordic-inspired Good Tidings gPants are a sweet winter blue color perfect for boys and girls and decorated with snowflakes, mittens, and other wintry wonders. The Glacier Mountain gPants are a bolder holiday choice designed with bright plaid flannel in turquoise and orange – an awesome way to keep your little lumberjack cozy and cute all winter long. Learn more about reusable gPants after the jump.

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Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough Set Lets Kids Bake Up Holiday Fun

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Just in time for the holiday season, one of our favorite Etsy haunts, Apple n Amos, is offering up the sweetest playdough set ever. Their Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough set is the perfect way to keep little ones busy while you get some real holiday baking done. The set comes with one jar of velvety soft gingerbread scented playdough made with all natural ingredients, one wooden milk container, and four little wooden gingerbread men cookies, all meant to inspire your child to bake up imaginative holiday creations. Add your own rolling pin and extra cookie cutters if you’d like for even more fun. This toy set is made with all natural wood sealed with homemade beeswax wood polish and comes packed in an Apple n Amos signature muslin bag for easy clean up, storage and portability.

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+ Christmas Milk & Gingerbread Cookies Playdough Set $18.00

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Republic Bike Launches Limited Edition Mini-Cargo Bikes for Kids

by 11/21/14   filed under: eco play, green family, green gifts

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Republic Bike, the company responsible for the fleet of bikes being ridden around the legendary Google campus, is launching a line of cargo bikes for kids, and all we can say is, “We want one!” And we don’t just mean for our kids. Designed to look like the practical and popular three-wheeled bicycles seen around Europe, the bike features a sizable wooden crate in front. Perfect for carrying books or sports equipment (or for, ahem, helping out Mom and Dad with all the fresh loot scored at the farmer’s market), the cargo crate would also be great for kids toting gear to the pool or beach when warm weather eventually resurfaces. We love the extra support the structure gives as well as its cool old-school-meets new style. Available in putty, orange, magenta, and sour apple, and navy blue, the limited edition bikes are built to order and can even be personalized with a name engraving.

+ Inverted Tricycle Kids’ Cargo Bikes $349.00 and up

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HOW TO: Make No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Vegan Pecan Pie Bars for a Sweet Holiday Treat

HOW TO: Make No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Vegan Pecan Pie Bars for a Sweet Holiday Treat

TweetEmail 1. Gather the ingredients. For the crust: 3/4 cup dates 1 cup pecans 1 tsp liquid coconut oil pinch of sea salt For the filling: 1/4 cup dates 1/2 cup…

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New "Average" Barbie Comes with Scars, Stretch Marks, Acne and Cellulite Sticker Accessories

New "Average" Barbie Comes with Scars, Stretch Marks, Acne and Cellulite Sticker Accessories

The Lammily Doll is Here! The Lammily Doll, nicknamed “average (or normal) Barbie” widely by the media, began as an art project in 2013. In spring of 2014, creator Nickolay…

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Charming Pixy Advent Room and Doll Helps Kids Count Down the Days Until Christmas

Charming Pixy Advent Room and Doll Helps Kids Count Down the Days Until Christmas

TweetEmailIf you’re looking for a charming and ultra fun way to help your child countdown the days until Christmas than this festive Maileg Pixy Advent room is perfect.…

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Wishbone Bike Made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Carpet Grows with Kids from Age 18 Months to 6 Years!

Wishbone Bike Made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Carpet Grows with Kids from Age 18 Months to 6 Years!

TweetEmail When coming up with materials to upcycle into new kids’ bikes, old carpets would definitely not be the go-to source in our minds. But Wishbone Design Studio…

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The Reversible Rowhouse is a Two-in-One Dollhouse That Flips to Change the Entire Layout!

The Reversible Rowhouse is a Two-in-One Dollhouse That Flips to Change the Entire Layout!

TweetEmailFrom 3 Star Studio, the clever designers who brought us the awesome ARC Dollhouse, comes a brand new dollhouse that offers double the fun. The REVERSIBLE ROWHOUSE…

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HOW TO: Make an Adorable Thanksgiving Turkey from Fruits & Vegetables

HOW TO: Make an Adorable Thanksgiving Turkey from Fruits & Vegetables

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients For the tail: a few leaves of romaine lettuce a few leaves of red leaf lettuce a few leaves of chicory 3 small carrots 1/2 cucumber 5…

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Wildlife Aid Foundation Launches Campaign to Save Harry the Hedgehog from Extinction

Wildlife Aid Foundation Launches Campaign to Save Harry the Hedgehog from Extinction

TweetEmail With Youtube videos of adorable little animals going viral daily (and sites completely devoted to their projected thoughts and musings), it’s easy to forget…

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Petit Collage's Pop-Out Winter Wonderland Set Brings a Kid-Friendly Twist to Holiday Decorating

Petit Collage's Pop-Out Winter Wonderland Set Brings a Kid-Friendly Twist to Holiday Decorating

TweetEmail Petit Collage‘s Pop-Out and Play Winter Wonderland set makes decorating for the holidays into child’s play in the best possible way. Featuring Santa…

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Injection Given to New Moms to Speed Up the Delivery of the Placenta May Cause Breastfeeding Problems

Injection Given to New Moms to Speed Up the Delivery of the Placenta May Cause Breastfeeding Problems

New findings, published in the scientific journal, Breastfeeding Medicine show that new mothers who receive the drug ergotmetrine are more likely to experience pain or problems while…

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HOW TO: Make a Homemade and Effective Natural Cough Syrup

HOW TO: Make a Homemade and Effective Natural Cough Syrup

TweetEmail 1. Gather your ingredients. 4 oz (1/2 cup) honey (preferably raw and local) 4 oz (1/2 cup) warm filtered water 1 lemon 1 medium onion 2 cloves of garlic 2…

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